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Category: Fifa

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Women’s World Cup: tickets bought together may not be next to each other

• Fifa: ‘Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order’• Buyers call for rethink in response to Twitter announcementFifa has told fans that ticketing arrangements for the forthcoming Women’s World Cup cannot be changed. The governing body said…

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Fifa rejects Chelsea appeal over two-window ban on first-team signings

• Club will take case to court of arbitration for sport• Chelsea want ban frozen while final appeal is heardChelsea’s appeal to Fifa against the imposition of a two-window transfer ban has been rejected, meaning that the club will take their case to th…

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Cardiff to tell Fifa that Emiliano Sala’s transfer from Nantes was invalid

• Club say Sala was not eligible for Premier League when he died• Nantes want transfer money and say they complied with rulesCardiff will tell Fifa that Emiliano Sala’s move from Nantes was invalid when they respond to a complaint over their refusal to…

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FIFA Foundation Community Programme – in pictures

Star striker Samuel Eto’o represented the UNHCR Sport and Cooperation Network in Cameroon to coach child refugees from neighbouring Central African Republic, part-funded by the Fifa Foundation Continue reading…

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Football Federation Australia criticised for supporting Sheikh Salman’s re-election

Bahraini AFC president’s bid gets Australian backingHakeem al-Araibi demands answers from FFAA “shocked and disappointed” Hakeem al-Araibi has called on Football Federation Australia to justify its support of Sheikh Salman Ibrahim Al-Khalifa’s bid for …

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Fifa risks row with Europe’s elite by approving new 24-team Club World Cup

• New tournament set to take place every four years from 2021• European Club Association unhappy with lack of consultationFifa has ignored European opposition to its plan to revamp the Club World Cup by voting to approve a new 24-team tournament starti…

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MPs call for investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims

• Qatar reported to have offered Fifa $400m before 2022 success• Al Jazeera alleged to have signed TV contract making the offerAn investigation should be launched into claims that Qatar offered Fifa $400m (£307m) only three weeks before world football’…

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Chelsea ‘astonished’ after Fifa reject club’s request to freeze transfer ban

• Fifa set to consider appeal before summer window opens• Club could seek interim ruling from Cas if it is rejectedFifa expects to consider Chelsea’s appeal against a two-window transfer ban before the market formally opens this summer, in effect allow…

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David Squires on … Fifa, North Korea and bidding to host the Women’s World Cup

Our cartoonist looks at the latest great idea to get support from world football’s governing body Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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North and South Korea joint Women’s World Cup bid would be ‘great’ – Fifa

Gianni Infantino says 2023 combined bid a possibilityAustralia among other countries already interestedA joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup has been talked up by Gianni Infantino, with the Fifa president saying such a…

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North and South Korea joint Women’s World Cup bid would be ‘great’ – Fifa

Gianni Infantino says 2023 combined bid a possibilityAustralia among other countries already interestedA joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup has been talked up by Gianni Infantino, with the Fifa president saying such a…

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Nantes complain to Fifa that Cardiff have not paid Emiliano Sala fee

• Fifa confirms it is investigating claim by French club• Cardiff have said they want crash inquiry to finish firstNantes have complained to Fifa that Cardiff have not paid the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala.The 28-year-old…

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Hakeem al-Araibi: thank you Australia for bringing me home – but my fight is not over

Bahrain will do anything to hunt down dissident athletes and their families. International sporting bodies must step up to protect the helpless I can never truly express my gratitude to you all, the Australian people, for bringing me home. There were c…

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Chelsea hit with transfer ban for two windows by Fifa

• Sanction relates to dealings with foreign players under 18• Chelsea denied wrongdoing and can appealChelsea have been banned from the transfer market for two windows after Fifa found them guilty of a serious and systemic breach of the rules regarding…

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Nantes set to take dispute with Cardiff over Emiliano Sala transfer fee to Fifa

• Nantes have demanded first of three payments for player• Cardiff want to wait until investigation into crash is completeNantes are set to take their dispute with Cardiff City over the death of Emiliano Sala to Fifa this week if the Premier League clu…

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Nantes set to take dispute with Cardiff over Emiliano Sala transfer fee to Fifa

• Nantes have demanded first of three payments for player• Cardiff want to wait until investigation into crash is completeNantes are set to take their dispute with Cardiff City over the death of Emiliano Sala to Fifa this week if the Premier League clu…

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Was Infantino just too busy to get involved in freeing Hakeem al-Araibi? | Marina Hyde

Fifa has a new human rights policy, yet its president appears to have been too caught up with other things to help out a footballer jailed under false pretencesTo the middle east, where Fifa’s brilliant plan to bring peace via the medium of football co…

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He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?

Campaigners examine whether the failings of Interpol, Australian police, the world’s footballing bodies and Thai authorities allowed the refugee athlete to fall into Bahrain’s webAs Hakeem al-Araibi settles back into his life in Melbourne after 76 days…

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Re-elected Ceferin stresses Uefa opposition to European Super League

• Uefa congress confirms president’s unopposed election• Only five managers attended VAR briefing, claims CeferinAleksander Ceferin has emphasised his firm opposition to a breakaway club “super league”, and to Fifa’s currently shelved proposals for a r…

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Hakeem al-Araibi’s wife begs Canada and NZ for help and says ‘time is running out’

Exclusive: Wife of Bahraini refugee asks leaders to pressure Thai authorities to release her husband“Time is running out” for Hakeem al-Araibi, his wife has written in letters to the leaders of Canada and New Zealand, pleading with them for help to see…